Eugen Dediu

Young Filmmakers Competition 

The EU is offering young filmmakers the chance to make their very own #EUandME short film.  Five winners will each receive a grant of €7,500, as well as mentoring from a top European director, to help them to bring their idea to life.

Winner in Digital category

About the young filmmaker
Eugen Dediu
Why did you choose to apply for your theme?
I believe that as time and technology advance so should we, as fellow human beings, adapt to these changes without losing our cultural values. It is important for us to live in the present and be able to discern between the good classical values and the obsolete ones.
What was your inspiration for the video?
My background lies in classical music, and although I have moved from that area into filmmaking, I have not completely abandoned those roots. As such, I enjoy telling stories about human nature with the help of a language that all nations can understand, regarding themes that are Universal. The video came as a result of the proposed theme of Digital combined with the idea that nowadays communication between fellow men is easier than ever.
"There are too many of us and we are all too far apart."
Kurt Vonnegut

A sense of anticipation fills several empty rooms. As the clock ticks, musicians in each room begin their preparation – setting up music stands, arranging chairs, tuning their instruments and gathering their sheet music. However, this is no ordinary musical performance and, as such, the musicians begin arranging their laptops, smartphones and tablets, ready for use. Inside a recording studio, there is a wall of screens, each one displaying a live stream of a different room in Europe. The screens are labelled ‘Spain’, ‘Sweden’ and ‘Italy’. A violinist is waiting to begin, while in the background her son watches television. The conductor – a pensive, thoughtful man – steps up to the podium, while people around Europe tune in via the internet to watch the performance. The conductor raises his baton and the orchestra begins playing Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, ‘From the New World’. Internet connectivity has enabled everyone to play and watch together.

New World Symphony

/euandme/file/new-world-symphony-euandme-short-film-directed-eugen-dediu_enNew World Symphony: an #EUandME short film directed by Eugen Dediu